You’ve seen the film, now play the game: Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is out now on Android

You’ve seen the film, now play the game: Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is out now on Android

Dec 15, 2017

Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is a brand new match three puzzler that serves as the official game of the animated movie of (almost) the same name.

It’s a match three puzzler as you know and love them. You’ll match blocks together to earn a high score, doing so over hundreds of levels.

There’s a twist here though. Matching blocks causes your favourite characters – who all feature – to perform a bunch of different dance moves. Snazzy!

You can upgrade all of these dance moves as well to increase the score they provide when you do them. That will help you beat all your friends.

Another interesting feature is the ability to have the game play automatically. Not only is this quite unique for a match three puzzler, but the hedgehogs Uno, Dos, and Quatro will play rather than the AI.

With hundreds of levels to complete, a variety of dance moves to master, and special abilities to unleash, Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is chock full of content.

So go ahead and grab it right now from Google Play. You certainly won’t regret it!

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Prepare for the nuclear apocalypse in 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure

Prepare for the nuclear apocalypse in 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure

Dec 15, 2017

What would you do if you only had 60 seconds to prepare your family for the pending doom of the entire world? It’s hard to imagine, but you can get some good ol’ video game practice in with 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure, Robot Gentleman’s apocalyptic indie adventure. The game is making the jump from PC to Android, and you’ll be able to test your own disaster scenarios in this dark comedy quite soon.

60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure casts you as Ted, a family man frantically scrambling to gather supplies before the nuclear apocalypse hits. You’ll need to gather your family members and enough supplies to hold you over in your fallout shelter. Ted’s house is different in each playthrough, meaning you’ll be struggling to find things in time, adding to the tension each time you return to the game.

Once you make to your shelter, however, another struggle begins. Whatever you manage to bring with you is key to your survival–the first 60 seconds of the game could determine whether you live or die. The game will throw unexpected events at you, forcing you to make tough decisions as you forge a new life in the post-apocalypse. Which of your family members get to eat the precious food rations? Will you venture outside to hunt for more? Do you answer the door when someone comes knocking? Each playthrough presents new decisions that will shape the story in fun new ways.

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Eager to try your hand at survival? 60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure lands on Android on December 28th.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Get your online fantasy fix in Lineage 2: Revolution’s latest update

Get your online fantasy fix in Lineage 2: Revolution’s latest update

Dec 14, 2017

Putting an endcap on what is already sure to be an impressive year for mobile publisher Netmarble, a new update is gracing their chart-topping fantasy MMORPG from today. Bringing with it a wealth of gameplay tweaks and additional servers, the star of the show is the introduction of 50v50 siege battles – available now in Lineage 2: Revolution.

Pitting clans against each other in two teams of 50, Fortress Sieges act as the headline act within Lineage 2: Revolution’s end of year update. Taking place every Friday from 20:30 – 21:00 PST, the objective is to “imprint” onto the opposing team’s Holy Artefact, with many buffs and rewards awaiting those good enough to do so. Both sides can look forward to Adena, EXP, and Proof of Blood as standard, making every Fortress Siege a worthy endeavour.

Newcomers needn’t miss out on the thrill of epic online battles thanks to the addition of a new mode known as Open Siege. It plays largely the same but works by placing every participant at an equal combat power and level, meaning that acute skill and strategy is rewarded more so than sheer brawn. Player count is also limited to 30v30 without the need to be part of a clan, making Open Siege the perfect place to hone your online ability in Lineage 2: Revolution.

Those worried about the popularity of Lineage 2: Revolution’s new modes causing server strain can rest comfortably, with Netmarble introducing three new servers exclusively for North America and European. This will help ensure that players old and new that want to jump in will have the smoothest online experience possible.
There’s never been a better time to jump in, gear up, and do battle. Lineage 2: Revolution and its end of year update are live now on Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle Review

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle Review

Dec 11, 2017

No matter how fast life goes, I doubt it would be so fast that we wouldn’t have time to try to catch up with everybody’s favorite hedgehog, Sonic. As our favorite masked speedster makes a bigger footprint on mobile devices, we can’t help but celebrate one of his latest iterations: Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

Not a lot of confusing stuff in this one. If you’ve ever played a Sonic game, you’ll feel right at home, with the dashing looks and zoom-zoom animations. Hey, Sonic deserves cool looks, and in this game, he and his cohorts seemingly gets what he wants. It plays in landscape, and utilizes interesting worlds and glitzy backgrounds that house wild raceways bathed in bright colors.sonic3

The action is just what we’s expect: you against random opponents, and race for pints. The raceways are chock-full of helpers and hindrances, so its important to figure out which is which. It feels a lot like three-laned runners, because you have to swipe up/down and right/left to avoid things or collect stuff.

And, as always, this is war. There’s nothing cooler than collecting a fireball to launch at an opponent up ahead, and it’s almost more fun than winning. Still winning garners points, which can be used for upgrades necessary to perform better and unlock tougher challenges.

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There are opportunities to use real cash (such as ad removal), and the game is fairly self-contained.

The game is very sonic-y, in that it is just what Sonic and Sega fans should like: high octane arcade racing with plenty of obstacles and weaponized collectibles. This isn’t just about getting from point A to point B the fastest; it’s about deft touch and blasting other competitors to point C. It is familiar, but mostly manages to be fun, and is great for furtive episodes and maybe even longer stretches of play when required. The simple personalizations increase its potential likability, and by not straying too far from its source, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle probably increases its value the most… even across age groups.

Crane your neck and take a look at the new tasks and vehicles featured in Construction Simulator 2’s latest update

Crane your neck and take a look at the new tasks and vehicles featured in Construction Simulator 2’s latest update

Dec 8, 2017

Whether you prefer doing your digging at a break-neck pace or the speed of a snail, Construction Simulator 2’s newest update accommodates all building styles, adding in more vehicles to control and missions to undertake. Available now as a free download for IOS and Android players, there’s plenty of new reasons to keep on trucking.

Sure to please players who have already got to grips with the game’s existing heavy duty vehicles, Construction Simulator 2 now touts well over 40 thanks to the addition of two new license partners: The US American truck manufacturer Mack Trucks and machine producer’s MEILLER Kipper. Both brands join the likes of Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Kenworth, Bell Equipment, STILL and ATLAS, better bringing players closer to the life of a construction worker.

The new update also adds plenty of new tasks and projects in which to put pedal to the medal and try out these new building beasts, the perfect opportunity to prove your mother trucking prowess. Those looking to get their forklift fix can also rest comfortably knowing that Construction Simulator 2 replaces its original unit with a real STILL® RX60-80 forklift. So, strap in and load up!

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Last up to the line is a special treat for Android enthusiasts, with the update adding in an experimental external controller support into the game. Construction Simulator 2 has always been about bringing you closer to the grit, and now by linking up a game pad to your smartphone or tablet, the OS will be cleaned up to do just that.

Construction Simulator 2’s jam-packed update has already touched down, available now for IOS and Android players.

My App Addiction: Nova Launcher

My App Addiction: Nova Launcher

Dec 7, 2017

There’s no way you’ve been on Android for more than a fortnight and not heard of it. Come on. You either insanely love this application… or you know someone who does.

What does Nova Launcher do? Well, think of it as a replacement for the underlying UI that allows you to interact with — and launch stuff on — your device. You know… that software veneer that you work with to get to stuff. Every device in every OS has a stock option built in.

On a platform like Android where customization is a trademark, Nova Launcher is especially valued. The same attribute that allow Android to be so easy to get into — the diversity of product — also leads to a major complaint.

IOS devices noted have UI consistency. Pick up an Android device from Samsung, and another from LG, and you’ll see that they each have different UI flavors from an HTC or BlackBerry or whoever makes the device. Every manufacturer has it’s own concept, and if you’re even a little OCD, this can wreak havoc on your emotions.

Nova Launcher is an option that can provide consistency.for those that crave it.

Basically, you can install the app across all your Android devices, and have them all look and feel the same. Further, you get the full library of custom Nova customizations available across devices.

For someone like me, the benefits are numerous. One, I have a pretty unique homescreen that I have honed for years. It uses a lot of hidden icons and file groups, such that this arrangement is somewhat of a second security layer. Nova Launcher (plus several other tools) allows me to have this setup, but also allows me to have the same setup on all devices, including on AMIDuOS on my Windows tablet. Having the same setup boosts my productivity.

Look, I’ve done my good deed for the season. Check the free trial out, and get the paid version. Put it in your family library. Boom. Just did your Christmas shopping for you too.

You’re welcome.